A special late-season deer hunt will be from Saturday, January 6, to Sunday, January 14, to help control chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota.
The hunt is open to Minnesota residents and nonresidents and takes place in an area that includes all of deer permit area 603 as well as the portion of permit area 345 south of Interstate 90, the southern portion of permit area 347 and the northern portion of permit area 348.
Hunters will need to plan ahead because private land makes up most of the hunt area and hunters must have landowner permission. Public land in the area likely will be crowded. And hunting opportunities will be limited and available only by permit at Forestville State Park and Pin Oak Prairie Scientific and Natural Area; permits to both are sold out.
Participating hunters need to know the detailed hunt rules, available on the DNR’s website at mndnr.gov/603hunt.